Since August 2012, the Hillsborough High School Varsity Competition Cheer Squad has been very busy six days a week. Whether it be cheering on the sidelines in the fall for the HHS varsity football games, during the winter on the bleachers for the boys and girls varsity basketball teams or varsity boys wrestling, they also practiced two or more hours a day, six days a week their competition routine.
As well, the squad participated in various competitions during the last four months in which one of them they earned a bid to the National Championships.
The 2012-13 season has come to an end six months later for the 16 Hillsborough High School girls. On Feb. 9, the squad competed at the UCA National High School Cheerleading Championships at ESPN World in Walt Disney World Orlando, Fla.
Although the squad came out full of energy and performed a great routine, they unfortunately did not advance but made their family and friends who made the trip to support them very proud.
This year’s squad will be losing only one senior to graduation, so the squad is looking forward to a few months off for some rest and then start their preparation for the 2013-14 season—with hopes of attending another UCA National High School Cheerleading Championship.
As the competition season has now come to an end the competition squad, coaches and parents would like to thank the following 2012-13 sponsors: Haute, Angelo’s II Pizzeria & Restaurant, Doyle Brothers Contracting, Country Classics, Renaissance Hair Salon, Millstone Getty, Bentley’s Fine Jewelers, Gardner Family Chiropractic, Dr. Dan Marulli, Teich Groh Law Firm, DC Gymnastics, Somerset Marine, Petrock’s Bar & Grille, Hughes-Plumer & Associates, Mailbox Business Center, Baystate Pool Supplies, S&R Pool, Hillsborough Dukes, South Central Pool, Baires Pool Plastering, Iannella Masonry Construction, Belle Mead Orthodontics, VIJU Inc, Power Tumbling, Blue Larch Web Design, Keiser Associates Inc, Ranger Construction, Assemblyman Jack M. Ciattarelli, , and Impact Training.
To stay informed on the team's success and upcoming events, visit the HHS Cheerleader website.
Submitted by Mark Brownlie